Guiding Career

Is your calling the call of the wild? Whether entering the guiding profession, changing direction or accelerating your career, we have a course to see you realise your African dream. You will learn from experience, achieving your guiding skills and qualifications in one of the most spectacular regions of South Africa. With Marataba South Africa, in Marakele National Park as your ‘class room’, you’ll have no shortage of inspiration to become a top guide.

NJ MORE Career Course

Full-length course – 6 months with 6-month placement on meeting requirements

Is your ultimate goal to become a MORE Field Guide?
Are you passionate about nature and people, a high achiever, and a South African citizen?
Yes, yes, and yes… We want you!

Our trainees are:

  • Dedicated students, who want to embark on a career with MORE – one of the highest-rated safari companies in the industry
  • University graduates of nature conservation, tourism and hospitality programmes, going after a career in ecotourism
  • Qualified field guides, adding to their skill set and seeking out a career with MORE

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NJ MORE Guide & Trails Experience

Full-length course – 6 months with 3- or 6-month placement on meeting requirements and acquiring the correct VISA

Steer your career off the beaten track and become a field guide! You’ll spend an unforgettable time in the African bush, learning about the wildlife, environment, how to conduct safaris both on game drives and trails, and other essential skills.

Our trainees are:

  • Career seekers who have found their calling in field guiding
  • Adventure seekers taking a gap year or sabbatical to pursue a guiding path
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Guide Experience

Short course – 3 months

Embark on an incredible outdoor adventure and set your sights on becoming an Apprentice Field Guide, picking up diverse skills and knowledge as you go. This course is limited to a few students; make sure you’re one!

Our trainees are:

  • Gap year students and those on a career break looking to truly experience the African bush
  • Aspiring field guides wanting to lay a good foundation for a career in the ecotourism industry
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Apprentice Trails Guide

Short course – 1 month

Headed in a new direction? This course offers you the opportunity to experience the African bush on foot, bringing you closer to nature, while training for your Apprentice Trails Guide qualification.

Our trainees are:

  • Gap year students and travellers on an authentic bush experience, learning what it takes to be a trails guide
  • Qualified field guides, adding ‘trails guide’ to their résumés
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Adventure

Short course – 3 months

Embark on a true learning and life experience in the African bush to become an Apprentice Trails Guide, gaining valuable knowledge and associated skills along the way. Places on the course are limited – secure yours now!

Our trainees are:

  • Gap year students and those on a career break looking to spend a meaningful time out in nature
  • Qualified guides, who want to enhance their qualifications and gain more experience in different fields, like tracking
  • Both South African and international citizens

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